Many opportunities were offered to get the latest information on developing maritime policies and related funding schemes. Valuable first-hand insights from European policy makers were shared with the audience, which consisted partly of an active group of IWT delegates, including from the NOVIMOVE – smart & sustainable waterways project. Interesting networking opportunities with industry partners and relevant associations were provided, with panel discussions clearly showing some lively debates.
In addition, the BCW team offered a nice series of communication workshops on storytelling and sustainability. Outcomes of the conference on i/e market uptake opportunities will be taken into account directly in the upcoming NOVIMOVE – smart & sustainable waterways study on the marketing of the IWT innovations; on cargo consolidation, optimisation of voyage planning and new vessel designs for climate resilience.